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Hamilton: Mercedes W08 'a powerful beast'

2017-02-23 18:38
Mercedes W08 (AP)

Cape Town - Three-time World Champion Lewis Hamilton has described the new Mercedes W08 as a "powerful beast" after a shakedown run at Silverstone.

"This is not a test, the laps I did today were behind a vehicle to get filming in, and then it’s really just a shakedown – so you do a couple of slow laps just to see if the car will run.

“I got to go a little bit faster in some places, but it’s so gusty here, so it’s quite tricky, and it’s wet, so I was on slicks on a damp track.

"The car honestly just feels almost identical to last years car in terms of the ergonomics, the seat position and steering, but then you’ve got bigger and this more powerful beast around you."

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